Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and BAM out of nowhere you feel UGLY? Really, You haven’t? Hmm! Well, I have. And it sucks! I’ve looked in the mirror cringing at how I look. For as long as I can remember people always called me “ugly.” Sometimes, it wouldn’t affect me but then there are those moments unexpectedly, I feel like my picture is archived in the Guinness World Record as the Most Ugly Person in the World. Perhaps I shouldn’t reveal this struggle of mine, but if I’m going to reach women, I’m going to have to face my reality and be transparent.
We hear people say all the time, “if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all.” However, what do you do when you are the one saying these repulsive things about yourself? You say it not because it makes you happy but because you believe it to be true. When I look in the mirror I see an ugly person. What do you do when you are the one verbally beating up yourself?
How we feel about ourselves really affects the way we react with other women. How we feel about ourselves affects the way we see other women, especially women who are labeled as pretty, gorgeous, beautiful. It makes us see the “ugly” they have inside. We unintentionally look for their invisible “ugly.” We see they have a lisp. We see they don’t know how to chew gum. We see they can’t walk in heels. We see they have a sleeping-around problem. We see they don’t have a man. Or better yet, we see they can’t keep a man. We see all the “ugly” that this “pretty” woman has because we often see people how we see ourselves.
If we don’t see the best in us no one else will. It is time for us to learn to accept who we are.
When that feeling comes to taunt you, I want you to snap out of it. “This” too shall pass. Treat it like a bad hair day and not a permanent issue. Everyone is fighting a battle that nobody knows about. I struggled with feeling ugly for a very long time. Now, I’m learning to silence my own voice, people’s voice and turn to God’s voice through His Word. Perhaps, you are not battling a physical ugliness but an emotional one. We can’t change the outward but we sure can regarding the inward. STOP being mean to yourself. Be emotionally healthy. Love yourself!
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